Rich and cheesy Grilled Halloumi Tacos are brightened with fresh Mango Salsa for a delicious twist on everyone’s favorite main dish! The perfect meal for Taco Tuesday or any day!
Grilled Halloumi Tacos
Is there anything that’s more universally adored than a good Taco Tuesday? Taco Tuesday is a favorite weeknight at our house, but you can enjoy tacos any day! We always love mixing up the taco menu and our new favorite summer tacos are Grilled Halloumi Tacos!
Topping these rich and cheesy tacos with spicy-sweet mango salsa just secures their place as a crowd pleaser that you’ll return to again and again. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly and easily these come together. Let’s get grilling!
What is Halloumi?
You might be reading this and thinking “Tacos, yes! Mango salsa, yum! Halloumi? What even is that?” It’s CHEESE! Halloumi is a really interesting cheese with a high melting point, so it’s perfect for grilling and making the most incredible tacos ever. It’s a semi-hard cheese made of a combination of sheep and goat milk that’s usually fried or grilled and has the most incredible flavor. Halloumi is getting pretty popular so you should be able to find it at your grocery store. I know that you can for sure find it at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s.
How to Grill Halloumi
You might be nervous about putting cheese on the grill, it seems like a huge mess just waiting to happen! But that’s NOT the case with Halloumi, it is the perfect grilling cheese. Just a few simple steps will get you taco-ready Halloumi in no time. You can use an outside grill or use a grill pan and grill inside! Both ways work great!
- Drain all the liquid out of the package of Halloumi
- On a cutting board, cut your Halloumi into ½” thick
- Pat the slices dry with a paper towel
- Brush each side with olive oil. This prevents sticking to the grill as you cook!
- Season with salt and pepper to taste
- Place Halloumi on the grill (or grill pan) and grill each side 2-3 minutes, until golden brown lines appear on each side
- Remove and set aside for serving
Halloumi Taco Toppings
I like to use corn tortillas as the base for Grilled Halloumi Tacos. You can heat up and lightly char the tortillas on the grill or over a gas flame. You can also heat the tortillas up in the microwave. You can use flour tortillas, but we like corn!
Now, it’s time for the taco toppings! This is where you can really have some fun! Making a great taco bar so your family or guests can assemble their own tacos is always a hit. Plus, the toppings add a TON of flavor! Here are our favorite halloumi taco toppings:
- Fresh Mango Salsa-a MUST! The mango salsa adds so much flavor and color to the tacos. Don’t worry, it is easy to make!
- Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing-another MUST! A drizzle of this dressing really makes the tacos POP!
- Avocado slices-avocado is always a good idea!
- Shredded Cabbage-use purple cabbage for great color!
- Cilantro-add a little for garnish
- Jalapeño slices-if you want a little kick!
- Lime wedges-for squeezing!
These EASY vegetarian tacos are one of my very favorites! The flavors, textures, and colors are PERFECTION!! We love making these Grilled Halloumi Tacos during the summertime because they are so fresh and delicious…and an easy dinner that doesn’t heat up the house, BUT you can make them all year long! Make them for Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, or ANY day!
More Taco Recipes:
If you’re looking for more taco recipes for Taco Tuesday or any night, try some of our favorites!
For the Tacos:
- Olive oil for brushing cheese
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- Corn tortillas
Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
Drain the halloumi and cut it into slices, about 1/2-inch thick. Pat dry with a paper towel.
Brush the halloumi with olive oil on both sides to prevent sticking to the grill. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Place the halloumi on the grill and grill each side for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese has golden brown grill marks. Remove the cheese from the grill.
Heat the tortillas over the grill, 15-30 seconds on each side.
Top each tortilla with grilled halloumi, avocado slices, purple cabbage, creamy cilantro lime dressing, mango salsa, and cilantro. Serve immediately with lime wedges.
Grilled Halloumi Tacos with Mango Salsa
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 10g
Total Carbohydrates 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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